Explore Orangutans in Tanjung Puting National Park

on 21-23 June 2024 (Batch 1 ) and 18-20 July 2024 (Batch 2 )

3 Days 2 Nights with Primatologist Eka Cahyaningrum, and Founder and CEO of Central Borneo Guide!

Eka Cahyaningrum, an Indonesian biologist, specializes in nature-based solutions, peatland restoration, and wildlife conservation. Since graduating in 2016, Eka has gained valuable experience in primate research, including orangutans and gibbons. Her work includes biodiversity research and High Conservation Value assessments in East Kalimantan and Central Kalimantan. Eka’s commitment to restoration began with his involvement in fighting fires in Kalimantan, which led him to participate in mangrove, seagrass, and coral restoration projects. Since 2021, he has been actively involved in peatland restoration projects in Central Kalimantan, deepening his understanding and impact on this important region.

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Yun is deeply committed to empowering her community through ecotourism and preserving the environment by embracing Dayak’s wisdom. With a profound understanding of how the Dayak people have historically safeguarded Borneo’s ecosystem, she bridges ancient traditions and the modern world. Yun’s work illuminates the symbiotic relationship between humans and nature, inspired by ancestral stories of unity with the rainforest, she champions sustainable living and environmental stewardship.

Tanjung Puting National Park is one of the pride of Kalimantan Island. This national park is famous as the location of the first orangutan rehabilitation center in Indonesia, pioneered by Dr. Birute Galdikas, one of three influential female figures in the study of primatology. In Tanjung Puting, you can visit three historical locations for orangutan rehabilitation, namely Tanjung Harapan, Pondok Tanggui, and Camp Leakey.

Day One: Setting Sail towards Adventure

Upon arrival at Pangkalan Bun Airport, we will greet you and whisk you away on a scenic 25-minute drive to Kumai port. Board your traditional wooden klotok boat, a charming vessel that will be your home for the next two days. As you set sail towards Tanjung Puting National Park, keep your eyes peeled for the abundant wildlife gracing the riverbanks.

Observe playful proboscis monkeys swinging through the trees with their distinctive elongated noses, agile long-tailed macaques leaping between branches, and a vibrant array of exotic birds flitting amongst the verdant foliage. Around 2 pm, arrive at Pondok Tanjung Harapan, the first camp within the park, and witness the awe-inspiring sight of orangutans swinging through the canopy and foraging for food.

As dusk settles, savor a delicious dinner aboard your klotok, and you will check in to Rimba Lodge drift and lulled by the gentle sounds of the rainforest.

Day Two: Deepening the Connection with Nature

Rise and shine to a symphony of birdsong and enjoy a hearty breakfast before continuing your journey to Pondok Tanggui, the second camp. Witness the heartwarming spectacle of orangutans being fed at 9 am, observing their playful interactions and gentle nature.

Embark on a short trek through the dense rainforest, immersing yourself in the vibrant symphony of sights and sounds. Breathe in the fresh air, feel the spongy moss beneath your feet, and marvel at the towering trees that reach towards the sky.

After your exhilarating trek, set sail for Camp Leakey, the third and final camp, a scenic 1.5-2 hour boat ride away. Upon arrival, indulge in a delicious lunch onboard before delving into the history of the camp’s orangutan rehabilitation project at the informative visitor center.

Witness another heartwarming orangutan feeding session at 2 pm, gaining a deeper understanding of the vital conservation efforts undertaken at Camp Leakey.

As the sun dips below the horizon, sail through the enchanting Nipa Palm Area, where, weather permitting, you might be treated to a mesmerizing spectacle of fireflies twinkling like constellations against the night sky.

Savor a final dinner on your klotok and enjoy another peaceful night’s sleep in Rimba Lodge amidst the lullaby of the rainforest.

Day Three: Farewell to the Enchanting Jungle

After a final breakfast on board, bid farewell to your cozy klotok and take a boat back to Kumai port. Your guide will then transfer you by car to Pangkalan Bun Airport, where you can carry the memories of your unforgettable Tanjung Puting adventure with you as you embark on your next destination.

Additional Tips:

  • Wear comfortable clothing and shoes for walking on uneven terrain.
  • Bring insect repellent and sunscreen.
  • Bring enough drinking water and snacks.
  • Respect local, wildlife and the environment.

INCLUDING

  • A convenient wooden boat
  • Carbon offset during the activity
  • Guide fee
  • Ranger fee
  • Meals
  • Soft drinks and other snacks
  • Entrance permit to Tanjung Puting

EXCLUDING

  • Personal expenses
  • Flight ticket
  • Guide tips
  • Travel Insurance

COST

TOUR PACKAGE PER PERSON RATE
Single Room in Rimba Lodge Rp18,714,286 / USD 1,282
Sharing Room in Rimba LodgeRp16,571,429 / USD 1,135
PAKET TOURPER PERSON RATE
Single Room in Rimba LodgeRp18,035,714 / USD 1,235
Sharing Room in Rimba LodgeRp15,892,857 / USD 1,089

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